What is Integrative Medicine?

What is Integrative Medicine?

 

At Innovative Healthcare and Innovative Wellness Center, I practice Traditional and Functional Medicine = Integrative. There is a time and a place for pharmaceuticals, even in the midst of a Functional treatment plan. For those patients who are local to us in Sherman, we welcome the opportunity to treat your acute and chronic issues as a primary care provider. For those who are a little far away to be considered primary care patients, we enjoy being the functional medicine consultant. But isn’t it nice if we are both to you, and we are not in conflict?

 

According to the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine’s website, integrative medicine has eight defining principles:

1.    Patient and practitioner are partners in the healing process.

2.    All factors that influence health, wellness, and disease are taken into consideration, including mind, spirit, and community, as well as the body.

3.    Appropriate use of both conventional and alternative methods facilitates the body's innate healing response.

4.    Effective interventions that are natural and less invasive should be used whenever possible.

5.    Integrative medicine neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies uncritically.

6.    Good medicine is based in good science. It is inquiry-driven and open to new paradigms.

7.    Alongside the concept of treatment, the broader concepts of health promotion and the prevention of illness are paramount.

8.    Practitioners of integrative medicine should exemplify its principles and commit themselves to self-exploration and self-development.

 

 

Schedule today through our website and find out how Integrative Medicine can help.

 

Karen

 

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